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Special Issue "Interventions and Approaches to Optimize Immunization Coverage Across the Lifespan"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 April 2018).
We are organizing a Special Issue on novel approaches toward the improvement of and sustainment of optimal immunization coverage across the lifespan in the International of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a high visibility, peer-reviewed scientific journal that is indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science), MEDLINE (PubMed) and other databases. The journal rapidly publishes articles and communications related to public health, medicine, and social determinants of health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
As you know, improving and sustaining immunization coverage is an important global objective that we share. With uneven rates of vaccine uptake across the human lifespan, there is a need for strong evidence to guide immunization discussions with patients and special populations on immunization topics. Therefore, this special issue is seeking studies focused on specific immunization interventions tested across the lifespan (i.e., maternal, pediatric, adolescent, young adult, adult, to elderly). We also seek pieces that address novel immunization interventional approaches tested with specific populations (e.g., college populations, men who have sex with men). Those that offer insight on the role of social determinants of health in shaping immunization uptake and coverage are also welcomed. The research insights we seek for this issue will provide value to providers, programs, professional organizations, and policymakers who may ultimately be able to implement and sustain such approaches for maximal impact.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the impacts of novel interventional approaches on immunization uptake and coverage. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Dr. Paula M. Frew
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Vaccine coverage
- Public health
- Vaccine promotion
- Vaccine acceptance
- Vaccine uptake
- Vaccine hesitancy
- Vaccine delay
- Vaccine refusal
- Vaccine confidence
- Vaccine communication
- Vaccine education
- Vaccine decision-making
- Immunization programs
- Immunization systems
- Vaccine-preventable illnesses
- Special populations
- Social determinants of health
- Environmental issues affecting immunization coverage
- Addressing environmental disruptions in immunization delivery